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Lowe Arthorbit Jun 22, 2010 03:09 PM

We are looking for a non-gourmet (read: overpriced and undersized) pizza place with good vegetarian pizza, that isn't 1) full of olives or 2) gross canned asparagus. Option of a whole wheat crust would be nice. Family-run restaurant suggestions are most welcome.

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  1. carswell RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 22, 2010 03:29 PM

    Amelio's
    201 Milton
    514 845-8396

    1. mainsqueeze RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 23, 2010 07:25 AM

      The best veggie pizza I had in Montreal was at Bardeco on Lincoln but they have closed (Qing Hua is in their old location). I believe there is another location on Notre-Dame in Lachine. Does anyone know if it's any good?

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      Bardeco Restaurant
      605 Rue Notre-Dame, Lachine, QC H8S2B4, CA

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        kpzoo RE: mainsqueeze Jun 23, 2010 08:23 AM

        It's quite good, but the OP won't like the canned asparagus. ;-) You can always ask not to have that put on, though. It comes with onions, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and artichokes, if my memory serves.

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          lilye RE: mainsqueeze Jul 2, 2010 03:21 PM

          Bardeco does have the best veggie pizza I believe. They still deliver downtow. The 1st. Bardeco (in Lachine) still exists and is very good. It has a very nice decor.... Art Deco, it is to be seen.

          514-937-1001

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          Bardeco Restaurant
          605 Rue Notre-Dame, Lachine, QC H8S2B4, CA

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            kpzoo RE: lilye Jul 2, 2010 04:20 PM

            What do you mean they still deliver downtown? The delivery area from Lachine was pretty limited, did they expand?

            Also, the OP didn't want olives & canned asparagus - Bardeco's veggie pizza has both, so they'd have to make sure to ask for none of either.

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            Bardeco Restaurant
            605 Rue Notre-Dame, Lachine, QC H8S2B4, CA

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              cherylmtl RE: kpzoo Jul 2, 2010 05:54 PM

              Since they closed their downtown location, the Lachine location now delivers to the areas that their downtown location used to serve.

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                kpzoo RE: cherylmtl Jul 2, 2010 07:06 PM

                Oh, that's cool! Guess they still don't deliver to NDG, though. ;-)

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                  cherylmtl RE: kpzoo Jul 3, 2010 07:39 AM

                  They list the delivery areas by postal code on their take-out menu - H3A/B/C/G/H/J/V/Y/Z;H2Y;H4A/C/E/H/G;H8N/P/S/T/R;H4X/B - so if any of those cover your area, then you're in luck...

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                    kpzoo RE: cherylmtl Jul 3, 2010 08:26 AM

                    Oooh - Cheryl, you may have just made my day - thanks. :-D

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          Plateaumaman RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 23, 2010 09:48 AM

          They have very nice individual pizzas made to order at Maison des Pates Fraiches. Otherwise, I second Amelio's.

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          Amelio's
          201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

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            humbert RE: Plateaumaman Jun 23, 2010 09:50 AM

            Bottega! MMMMMMMMMM

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            Bottega
            65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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              SnackHappy RE: humbert Jun 23, 2010 10:04 AM

              I don't think Bottega fits the OP's criteria of "non-gourmet (read: overpriced and undersized)". Not that Bottega doesn't make good pizza, but the price point is pretty high.

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              Bottega
              65 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montreal, QC H2S1K7, CA

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            mak2k RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 23, 2010 01:46 PM

            Il Focolaio Pizza
            1223, rue du Square-Phillips

            I just came back from there. They even have omega 3 wheat crust too. Over 70 types of pizza topping, average price is about 14$ for a 12 incher thin crust

            1. kpzoo RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 23, 2010 02:27 PM

              Ah - I just thought of a great place. Prato Pizza on St-Laurent, near Schwartz's. Delicious coal-oven fired pizza, several varieties of vegetarian. Very yummy.

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              Prato Pizzeria Cafe
              3891 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1X9, CA

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                mak2k RE: kpzoo Jun 23, 2010 06:42 PM

                i second that recommendation! and it's also BYOB!

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                  dmarg RE: mak2k Jun 30, 2010 09:31 PM

                  I third that recommendation. I ate at Prato only a few hours ago (still drunk on their house wine, TBH) and was quite satisfied with their vegetarian pizza. Thin crust, not too many toppings, but tasty. Service was good. Not super cheap as far as prices go, but I would be happy to go back.

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                  Prato Pizzeria Cafe
                  3891 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC H2W1X9, CA

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                    jptimbaud RE: mak2k Jul 2, 2010 04:06 PM

                    Prato is not a BYOB

                2. cherylmtl RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 23, 2010 03:44 PM

                  Mamma Mia on Cote St Luc Road isn't bad, but you'd have to ask them to hold the olives.

                  1. hungryann RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 26, 2010 03:03 PM

                    I remember having an excellent veggie pizza at Da Enrico in Little Italy.

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                      berbatov RE: Lowe Arthorbit Jun 26, 2010 11:47 PM

                      Given the OP's outline, I think Amelio's is the best bet. YUM

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                      Amelio's
                      201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

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                        kpzoo RE: berbatov Jun 27, 2010 08:00 AM

                        What toppings does Amelio's put on their veggie pizza? Thx.

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                        Amelio's
                        201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

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                          berbatov RE: kpzoo Jun 27, 2010 10:49 AM

                          If my memory serves me correctly, it is a thick pie with fresh mushrooms, zucchini, onions and artichoke hearts under a layer of cheese and in a really tasty tomato sauce. They use a slightly different sauce for the veggie pizza, and I'm warning you it is VERY saucy but really hearty and tasty.

                          Other vegetarian (but not necessarily heavy on vegetables) options are the 5-cheeses (very good but unsurprisingly very rich), the mushroom (which is also very good) and the green pepper (which I've never had because the veggie is more appealing imo)

                          edit: to add to the op's request, i believe you can have whole-wheat dough for the small pizzas

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                            SnackHappy RE: berbatov Jun 27, 2010 10:51 AM

                            I'm pretty sure it also contains eggplant.

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                              berbatov RE: SnackHappy Jun 27, 2010 10:52 AM

                              quite possibly

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                              kpzoo RE: berbatov Jun 27, 2010 11:43 AM

                              Thanks - that sounds good - minus the mushrooms, which I don't like - will have to try it someday.

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                                Plateaumaman RE: kpzoo Jun 29, 2010 04:34 PM

                                I took my boys to Prato this week and they were not impressed. Maybe it was a bit too burnt, a bit too floppy? For half the price, same size, they did love the margherita pizza at Maison des Pates Fraiches, ie. $6.99 vs. $14 at Prato. Not too many people order pizzas at Maison des Pates Fraiches but they are very good, nice crust, good ingredients.

                                The vegetarian pizza at Amelio's does have eggplant and a lot of cheese.

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                                Amelio's
                                201 Rue Milton, Montreal, QC H2X1V5, CA

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                                carswell RE: berbatov Jul 5, 2010 08:37 AM

                                «They use a slightly different sauce for the veggie pizza»

                                Yes, and I'm pretty sure some of the vegetables (e.g. the green peppers) are cooked in the sauce before going on the pie. It gives the sauce a ratatouille-like savour and the veggies a tender appeal. The pizzas are heavy on the cheese; I always ask them to cut back by half.

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                                  BLM RE: carswell Jul 5, 2010 10:33 AM

                                  You're correct, their vegetables are cooked for veggie pizza.

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